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The Atlantic redesign

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 13, 2008

The Atlantic is getting a redesign. Changes are already afoot over at the web site and Pentagram's blog has an extensive look at the magazine's new look, designed by Michael Bierut, Luke Hayman, and their team. I love the proposed Helvetica cover. The inspiration for the throw-back logo came in part from an appearance of an old issue of the magazine on Mad Men (Bierut is a fan).

BTW, the new cover tells of an article on blogs — Will Blogs Kill Writing? — that you will likely be hearing about from all corners of the web when the issue is released next week.

James Wolcott runs us through The Complete

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 12, 2006

James Wolcott runs us through The Complete New Yorker and a history of the magazine as well.